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my stupid new purchase....(hacked up model A)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by C. Montgomery, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
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    Picked this up this weekend..yes the guy brazed it together:eek: might be able to fix it.. Thoughts on what to do with it? I know it'll need alot of work I just thought it was kinda neat...I think it was a 4 door shortened..It needs work in the roof area.(pretty much the whole thing) We'll see what happens..I remember a drawing Jeem did in Rod and Custom years back that was a shortened sedan. Found this and made me think of that..
     

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  2. Robert gilbert
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    You need better pics , It dont look that bad. I kinda like it so far. Do the doors open and close good
     
  3. C. Montgomery
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    yeah, he pieced it together from a pile of parts.. the doors close and stay latched, he put a LOT of square tubing in it..only pictures i have right now...
     
  4. Flatman
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    Looks kinda like my Bantam.

    Flatman
     

  5. C. Montgomery
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    I'll check that out. Thanks.
     
  6. C. Montgomery
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    Found it. How did I miss that? Cool for sure. I'm thinking pickup maybe. Who knows.
     
  7. Hotrod F-1
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    That's what I was thinking. It would make a cool pickup, I think. :cool:
     
  8. PunkRodder
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    Yup that what I am doing with mine. Extended cab pick up.
     
  9. nailheadroadster
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    I agree it does look like a Bantam.

    Get a truck bed from Mac's and build an extended cab pickup Model A!
     
  10. SaltCityCustoms
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    I love the shortened four doors, they have a cool race car feel to them. I like the look of the Purple people eater even thou that is a cut off coupe but still has a similar look.
     
  11. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    competition coupe
     
  12. AD
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    i say hard top it! w/ a cage,, cloth roof insert w/ snaps,, one seater,, or maybe a lil back seat aswell,, wooden floors, dip it? spray dark brown, w/ some air brush black make it look old in a cool safe way,,fun drive train, get a tractor grill, suicide front end, dropped in the front. umm thats what i would do, i've always thought of that, making something like that out of a four door,, I wouldnt do the extended crap pickup thing. never, ooo, and maybe like a rad custom sun visor,,
     
  13. Gigantor
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    It's better than the poke in the eye with a sharp stick - it's also something I'd probably buy because I want a Model A so bad that I probably WOULD poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick to get a Coupe. Congratulations ... I think. ;)
     
  14. Frank
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    I guess I'm not seeing what you are complaining about unless you are having buyers remorse and gave too much. A lot of guys would give their left nut for one like that. They all need work.
     
  15. lowbiz
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    purple people eater comes to mind, which is a good thing!!!


    ps - kinda hard to sell a shoebox without a forsale thread:)
     
  16. Phil1934
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    Here's some inspiration from Jeem.
     

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  17. C. Montgomery
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    NO, I'm not complaining guess I got a good deal on it just need another project like I need another hole in my head. But we all have that problem don't we?
     
  18. C. Montgomery
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    Yep. That's the one. I'm definately thinking drag car inspired.
     
  19. belair
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    A stupid purchase would've been a Suburban or Excursion. That's just a potentially foolish purchase. Depends on how it turns out. Good luck.
     
  20. PunkRodder
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    Ayone else got examples of a shortened 4 door? I am always looking good ideas for mine. One thing I am noticing is that with an extended cap pick up it's too long for my standard A frame. So I am going to have to stretch the frame about 2 feet to make it look right. What is the purple ppl eater? Or a competition coup look like?
     
  21. PunkRodder
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  22. SakowskiMotors
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    If you dig it, build it. Maybe it will FINALLY be something a little different to look at. After a while my eyes hurt from the same ol..
    Build it just how you like it.
    Wil
    www.sakowskimotors.com
     
  23. adamabomb76
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    from York, Pa

    Did the guy you bought it from braze it together? Square tubing? Do you have any of the cars history?

    If you have none, I'd aim towards a 60's bantam gasser. Might be a hell of a find.
     
  24. jaco
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    Here's my shortened 4 door. 30 Chrysler
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  25. Joe Tx
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    Here's a couple I'm working on. The Dodge sedan are just parts I mocked up to get an idea. The pickup was a 2 dr. sedan front with some '29 quarter panels laying out back and a PU rear panel. Joe.

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